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Course Overview

Project Management, Monitoring and


Evaluation Course
9-20 March, 2020
Copthorne Hotel, Dubai, UAE
INTRODUCTION
Development projects need continuous tracking in addition to periodic assessments in
order to be effective and efficient. Donors, stakeholders, project implementation team,
beneficiaries and general public require constant feedback on project performance.

This project management, monitoring and evaluation course will be a blend of planning
and management principles with related skill-development. Delegates will learn about the
kinds of questions that should be asked when directing and reviewing the development of
projects, as well as how to complete ‘due diligence’ in order to support the leadership to
make informed and effective decisions.

This course aims to equip delegates with the knowledge and expertise in Policy
Development, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting which is critical to any
organisation or government department involved in development projects and programmes
or Policy related issues.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Develop your own project cycle management from Action Plan to implement on-
the-job
• Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for their projects
• Know when an evaluation should take place and by whom (participatory evaluation)
• Identify appropriate qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques
• Construct an evaluation report and terms of reference
• understand and manage the policy consultation process
• assess policy documents and identify the difference between Broad Policy, Specific
Policy and Operational Policy
• identify the factors that distinguish policy from an issue
• identify the roles of leadership and staff in policy development and implementation
• assess the relationship between values, decision-making and policy
• apply the Vision Approach and Problem Approach when assessing policy
• identify each stage of the Policy Cycle and evaluate each stage in the First Nations
context
• Identify and develop risk factors and assumptions
COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTION
• General Management
• Fundamentals of Project Management
• The Project Cycle Management
• Stakeholder Analysis
• Development projects and Donor Relations

MODULE 2 - PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS


• Differences between a project and your daily tasks?
• Project Management versus Team Leading
• Setting up project objectives and constraints
• Identifying scope and ultimate goals
• Stakeholders and clients roles in project objectives

MODULE 3 - PROJECT PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS


• Project life cycles & planning models
• Introduction to planning tools
• Work breakdown structures
• Deliverables
• Estimating time and cost
• Resource allocation and management
• Setting up Gantt charts
• Precedence networks

MODULE 4 - CONCEPT OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT- CHOOSING THE


PROJECT TEAM
• Choosing the Team
• Pre-Assignment Review
• Four Issues to Address with Project Teams

MODULE 5 - BUILDING A WINNING TEAM


• Why is Teamwork Important?
• REGISTRATION & Development
The Stages of Team COURSE MATERIALS

MODULE 6: MANAGING TEAM MEETINGS


• Starting on the Right Foot
• Making Committees Work
• Making Connections

MODULE 7 - EASY WAYS TO REWARD YOUR TEAM


• Rewarding Team Members

MODULE 8 - DEVELOPING A COMMUNICATION PLAN


• The Five Components
• Case Study

MODULE 9 - COMMUNICATING WITH SPONSORS AND EXECUTIVES


• Communication Excellence
• Making Connections

MODULE 10 - DEALING WITH PROBLEM TEAM MEMBERS


• Developing Understanding
• When to Walk Away
• When Things Don’t Work
• Managing Cultural Differences in International Projects
MODULE 11 - FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT
• Management Functions and Donor Relations
• Principles of Project Financial Management
• Understanding Multilateral and Bilateral Institutions
• Benchmarking for Effective Project Management

MODULE 12 - ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT


• Contemporary issues in Project Management.
• Managing Cultural Differences in International Projects

MODULE 13 - PROJECT EXECUTION AND CLOSURE FOR DEVELOPMENT


PROJECTS
• Building Deliverables
• Project Monitoring and Controlling
• Change management
• Issue management
• Project Risk management
• Stakeholder Acceptance
• Project Financial Management throughout the project cycle of a development project
• Disbursement procedures of donor funded projects.
• Common payment/disbursement problems in donor-funded projects
• Best Practice in Project Finance

MODULE 14 - DEFINING THE CONCEPTS OF MONITORING AND


EVALUATION
• Origins of Programme Evaluation
• What is Evaluation?
• Need for Reliable Data
• Key Evaluation Issues
• Evaluation versus Social Science Research
• What is Monitoring?
• Steps in a Monitoring Process
• Role of Performance Indicators in Monitoring

MODULE 15 - PROGRAMME PLANNING AND DESIGN


• Needs Assessment
• Baseline Assessment
• Conceptual Model as an Integral Part of Programme Design
• Establishing a Programme Theory
• Establishing a Programme Theory
• Developing a Logical Framework
• Defining Goals and Objectives
• Impact Objectives
• Choosing Activities
• Identifying Indicators
• Process Indicators
• Results Indicators
• Criteria for Selecting Indicators

MODULE 16 - PLANNING A USEFUL EVALUATION


• The Evaluation Process
• Types of Evaluation
• Cost-Benefit Analysis
• Cost-Effectiveness
• Comparing the two Concepts
• Evaluation Assessment
• Scope of the Evaluation

MODULE 17- EVALUATION DESIGN


• Experimental Design
• Non – Experimental Design
• Pre – Test and Post – Test Design
• Static Group Comparison
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Professionals from any discipline, sector, or industry aspiring to learn about project
execution fundamentals and principles
• Project Professionals / Project Managers / Project Teams / Project Executives
• Project Design Teams
• Project Engineers
• Business-As-Usual Teams / Operations Executives
• Any Departmental or Functional Professionals and Teams
• Consulting / Contracting / Procurement Department Professionals and Teams
• Any aspiring and would-be Project Management Professionals of any phase of the
project life-cycle from design through to start-up

REGISTRATION AND TUITION


Course fees is USD4850 per participant. Each delegate will be entitled to a full package
of course materials, a Certificate of participation, refreshments, expert facilitation and
buffet lunch. To register for this course please apply online at: https://dotrid.com/apply-
onlne/ or complete and forward our nomination form obtainable via email from:
info@dotrid.org or call +27 832 412212 WhatsApp +27 604 253 288